Comoros name 25-man squad for Afcon qualifiers

The Comoros Islands have named a 25-man squad as they bid to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time later this month.

They effectively need win only one of their last two Group G matches — against Togo on March 25 in Moroni and against Egypt on March 29 in Cairo — to ensure their progress to the finals in Cameroon next year.

Coelacanths coach Amir Abdou has Fouad Bachirou and Faïz Selemani making their return after injury but 33-year-old captain Kassim Abdallah misses out.
Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël goalkeeper Moyadh Housseni is called up for the first time.


Goalkeepers: Ali Ahamada (unattached), Salim Ben Boina (Martigues, France), Moyadh Housseni (Frejus)

Defenders: Karim Abdou (Martigues, France), Abdallah Ali Mohamed (Zulte Waregem, Belgium), Kassim Ahamada (US Cretiel-Lusitanos, France), Said Bakari (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands), Kassim Mdahoma (Lyon Duchere, France), Ahmed Soilihi (Quevilly Rouen, France), Bendjaloud Youssouf (Le Mans, France), Younn Zahary (Pau, France)

Midfielders: Nakibou Aboubakari (Stade Brochin, France), Rafidine Abdullah (Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy, Switzerland), Fouad Bachirou (Nottingham Forest, England), Yacine Bourhane (Niort, France), Faouz Faidine (FC Nouachibou, Mauritania), Youssouf Mchangama (En Avant Guingamp, France)

Forwards: Nasser Chamed (Gaz Metan Medias, Romania), Ibrahim Madi (Martigues, France), Faïz Mattoir (AC Ajaccio, France), Ahmed Moigny (Annecy, France), Faïz Selemani (Kortrijk, Belgium), El Fardou Ben Mohamed (Red Star Belgrade, Yugoslavia), Ibroihim Youssouf (FC Nouachibou, Mauritania), Mohamed Youssouf (AC Ajaccio, France)